Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos: Blog https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) Mon, 02 Nov 2020 02:59:00 GMT Mon, 02 Nov 2020 02:59:00 GMT https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u901918808-o310926192-50.jpg Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos: Blog https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog 120 80 Terri | Headshot and Personal Branding Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/6/Terri-Headshot-and-Personal-Branding-Session Terri and I met at a networking luncheon and then had a one on one coffee chat, which was good because we each got to share a bit about ourselves as well as our business.  Terri is a professional accessory stylist and Premier Designs Jewelry Consultant and she was interested in getting some updated images done for her marketing  materials.

On arriving for her session she was first  pampered, having her  hair and make up done by the talented Tifani Blakely,  hair and make up artist, Concierge Makeup. Next, we went through the wonderful wardrobe choices she had bought  in for her session.  Terri also came to the session with trays and trays of gorgeous jewelry  from Premier Designs! It was great to see how she paired her different wardrobe changes with a variety of jewelry choices.  You often don’t think about it, but seeing her put combinations together it was clear just how much the jewelry styling enhanced the outfits.

Luckily for all of us some of the services Terri provides are styling consultations as well as closet consultations!  You can find Terri on line at Trendswithterri.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @ trendswithterri .

Thank you again Terri , it was a fun session !

Are you in need of updated images for your business or perhaps another photography need?           

Give me a call to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss , 702.439.0715.

 


 

 

Above all, love!

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) beauty beauty portrait session branding contemporary portrait head shot head shots las vegas las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits personal photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portraits studio portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/6/Terri-Headshot-and-Personal-Branding-Session Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:58:20 GMT
Connie: Head Shot and Personal Branding Portrait Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/4/Connie-Head-Shot-and-Personal-Branding-Portrait-Session A fun session with my friend, the beautiful Connie! Connie is a master photographer who has a long established studio here in Las Vegas, Connie Palen Photoworks.

It was to great to get her behind the camera for a change! She wanted some updated images and we had a wonderful time creating a series of different looks. These are a few of the favorites from her session.

Are you in need of an updated image?  Headshot, personal branding?  If so, give me a call for a complimentary consultation!

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) beauty beauty portrait session glamour head shots las vegas portrait photography personal branding portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/4/Connie-Head-Shot-and-Personal-Branding-Portrait-Session Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:50:03 GMT
Dionne: Personal Branding Portraits| Headshots https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/4/Dionne-Personal-Branding-Portraits-Headshots Dionne came to me initially for a headshot. In our pre session consultation we talked about what her thoughts were for the images she was interesting in having created and how she would like to use them.  We discussed having a few different looks, the session would include headshot images as well as images she could use for personal branding and more!

In addition to being a registered nurse she is also a voice over actress! Some of the images we were to create she wanted to use for her upcoming website for her voice over work.

Dionne did an excellent job in choosing several different types of wardrobe looks,  tailored shirts, beautiful dresses, she even had a lab coat custom embroidered with “Medical Narrator”, with her background in nursing, this will be a key niche for her voiceover work. My talented make up artist , Tifani Blakely of Concierge MakeUp , started with a subtle look for her headshots and then changed it up to create additional looks.

It was a great session with so many wonderful images. Gorgeous young lady!  Here are a few!

 

 

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) beauty contemporary portrait glamour head shots las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits personal branding photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits studio portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/4/Dionne-Personal-Branding-Portraits-Headshots Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:00:53 GMT
Head Shots, Contemporary Portraits, Personal Branding https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/1/Head-Shots-Contemporary-Portraits-Personal-Branding It is always a good time to think about think about new head shots and updating your personal branding images, I’ll share with you some images from a session where we created both.

The client in this session is the lovely Bee, and in her session we captured head shots , images for author photographs and many that could certainly be used for personal branding and social media as well. Bee is an author who  has a book on home schooling that will be published in the near future and some of these images will be used for the book.   She had several different wardrobe selections, which I always recommend, and they all worked great and provided a lot of variety for her photographs.

These are some of the many favorites from our time together.

Give me a call at 702.439.0715 or send me a email, Wendy@WendyRountreePhotography.com  and we can set a date for a complimentary consultation!

Make Up, by the talented: Tifini Blakely, Concierge Make Up

 

Getting Ready. Make Up, Tifini Blakely, Concierge Make Up

 

 

Oh yes, she worked the white shirt and jeans look !

A perfect dress!

 

A classic head shot, this blue was stunning!

The fuchsia!

As you can see we managed to create many images that can be used for headshots, personal branding and more.  There was a moment during our session that Bee broke out in a dance and that is exactly how I felt when I went through the images we captured that day!

 

Above all, love!

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) beauty beauty portrait session contemporary portrait glamour head shot head shots las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits studio portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2018/1/Head-Shots-Contemporary-Portraits-Personal-Branding Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:59:07 GMT
Contemporary Beauty Portrait https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2017/6/Contemporary-Beauty-Portrait “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful”   Sophia Loren

 

Contemporary beauty portraits  are still some of my favorites. To share the happiness and excitement of a woman enjoying a session that she is the star of the show!  The client is taken care of, pampered, her hair and make up professionally done and we get to make beautiful images that can be cherished for a lifetime. Yes, how wonderful is that! So often we as women have so many responsibilites, homes, children, families, in addition to work and careers to manage that taking care of ourselves can fall way down on the list. We are rarely the focus, as it is often shifted else where. I am happy for these sessions to allow the focus to be squarely on you. For the time we have together it is a respite from all the things that flood the “to do” list and a chance to relax and reconnect with your own beautiful self! I , as always, was honored to have the opportunity to do a this session, this time with the gorgeous Jennifer!

 

This is what Jennifer had to say about the experience:

“I enjoyed the experience because it was self focused,  relaxing,  and fun!

I have shared the experience with my friends with how beautiful you feel getting pampered and letting go through the process!

I wouldn’t change anything from my experience ….. it was fantastic! “

 

Contact me today to schedule your own Beauty Portrait Session, you so deserve it !

 

Hair and Make Up Artist: Tifani Blakely, Concierge Make up

 

Above all, love!

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Valley of Fire Elopement Portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/5/Valley-of-Fire-Elopement-Portraits Erwin and Christa contacted me months ago from Cologne, Germany. They were planning to get married in early May and then travel to the USA for their honeymoon. They knew that they wanted to have a photo session at the Valley of Fire to commemorate their marriage.  We had a beautiful afternoon with these two, so happy and in  love! Erwin even brought along a top hat that had belonged to his father and was over 38 years old. It was given to him by his mother after his father had passed, it was special to be able to include that in a few of the images. Privately, Erwin also contacted me to arrange to have a bouquet for his beautiful new wife, she loves white roses and he wanted to surprise her, so of course we made that happen. They quickly sent a couple of images to their friends and family as no one knew about their marriage and they thought this was a great way to share the good news.  I’m sure their marriage will be full of fun, adventure, surprises and of course a lot of love!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) elopement elopement photographer las vegas elopement photographer vally of fire elopement photography events las vegas elopement las vegas portraits photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits valley of fire wedding photographer on location https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/5/Valley-of-Fire-Elopement-Portraits Tue, 10 May 2016 04:10:25 GMT
Las Vegas Photographer: Head Shots https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/2/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Head-Shots It’s great when I get to see and work with clients on different types of photo sessions. I’d met Leticia when we did a beauty portrait session and it was fun to see her again for head shots as she takes the next step in her career with a new position.  A few favs from our head shot session.

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) contemporary portrait head shot head shots las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits studio portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/2/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Head-Shots Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:56:04 GMT
Las Vegas Portrait Photography: Bambi https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/2/Las-Vegas-Portrait-Photography-Bambi Bambi contacted me in need of portraits for a modeling portfolio. We captured images that were in keeping with the type of modeling work that is being sought and what the agents had requested,  which were both studio as well as natural light images, unretouched.  After those we mixed it up a little with a couple of outfits that Bambi brought in, just to have fun.  A jumpsuit and a fur!! A session is never complete until we have some full all out laughs and we shared a few of those!

Thanks Bambi, great working with you again!

 

 

Above all, love.

 

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) "glam" beauty contemporary portrait glamour las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits studio portraits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/2/Las-Vegas-Portrait-Photography-Bambi Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:18:21 GMT
Las Vegas Beauty Portrait Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2016/1/Las-Vegas-Beauty-Portrait-Session It was a pleasure to work  with the lovely Alisa to capture  beauty portraits, which is always one of my favorite type of sessions! She had a great time having her hair and make up done by the ever lively, always on it , Ms  Tiffani Blakely of Concierge MakeUp. Alisa sported a few different outfits and even included for fun a Challenger shirt, as she is a proud owner and a member of the local Dodge Challenger auto club. 

Here are a few favorites from our session.

Thanks again Alisa!

Thinking of  having your own beauty portrait done? You so deserve it!!

 

 

 

Hair and Make Up: Tifani Blakely,  Concierge Make Up\

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Las Vegas Photographer: Help Portrait https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/12/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Help-Portrait-2015 I was honored  to participant once again in this years Help-Portrait event. Help-Portrait is a yearly global event,  the brainchild of the wonderful photographer and even more wonderful human being Jeremy Cowert along with Kyle Chowning. The concept is a simple but a powerful one it brings make up artists, hairstylists and photographers and others together to serve our communities. Find someone in need, create a photograph, give them the photograph free of charge.

For the Las Vegas event we again had the pleasure of taking photographs of the incredible young people at the Help of Southern Nevada, Shannon West Youth Center. Helping of course is not just limited to one day in December. You can always contact the Shannon West Youth Center to see how you may be of service or look around your community for the many opportunities that exist to to help others. Of course you can always create an opportunity to serve where you see a need.

You get much more than you give.

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/12/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Help-Portrait-2015 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:53:57 GMT
Las Vegas Photographer| PurpleLight Pancreatic Cancer| Wage Hope https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/11/Las-Vegas-Photographer-PurpleLight-Pancreatic-Cancer-Wage-Hope The Las Vegas Pancreatic Cancer Action Network held their yearly PurpleLight Event. This vigil, a national event,  raises the awareness of Pancreatic Cancer  and acknowledges the strides that are being made, celebrates survivors and honors those who we’ve lost. The event took place at The District in  Henderson. I was honored to participate and lend my services once again.  Having myself lost a very treasured friend to this cancer I know the organization is working hard to increase  funding, awareness, life spans and survivor rates. The theme appropriately is “Wage Hope”

The month of  November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. To learn more you may visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action website,  The Las Vegas chapter has a facebook page, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Las Vegas, or go to Wage Hope.org .

Yes,  #WageHope. Looking forward to the day that this and every other cancer is eradicated.

 

 

 

 

 

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Portrait Photographer: Las Vegas Engagement Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/9/Portrait-Photographer-Las-Vegas-Engagement-Session Deanna and Nick live in Texas and contacted me while they were planning a trip to Las Vegas. They had decided that they wanted to have their engagement photos done while they were here.   They wanted photographs on The Strip  but  also wanted to include some another aspect of  Las Vegas, I suggested perhaps some greenery and desert plants which we could do with a visit to the Springs Preserve.  We could do this and still stay within their timetable for the other activities that they had planned while they were in town. They felt this would work well and would give them two types of  settings for their portraits. It was a pleasure spending the afternoon with Deanna and Nick, they are a great couple and together we captured at lot of wonderful images . I wish them much love, laughter and happiness in their married life! Here are a few images from our time together.

Above all, love.

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Beauty Portrait Session: Stephanie https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/8/Beauty-Portrait-Session-Stephanie I had the pleasure of doing a beauty portrait session with Stephanie.  Stephanie was wonderful to work with, she is a naturally gorgeous lady  and oh those stunning eyes!

Hair and make up were masterfully done by Tifani Blakely of Concierge Make Up.

Stephanie shared the following thoughts from her session;

“My favorite part was just the feeling of being special. What girl doesn’t like to be pampered. I loved seeing what someone else would do with my hair and makeup…so fun”

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“I would definitely recommend this to a friend. Seeing yourself through someone else’s eye….or lens as it may be, is eye opening.”

 
Let’s plan your own beauty portrait session, you are so worth it!
Give me a call, I’d love to work with you !

 

 

 

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/8/Beauty-Portrait-Session-Stephanie Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:31:07 GMT
Las Vegas Neon Museum Wedding Portraits| Kathryn & Ryan https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/7/Las-Vegas-Neon-Museum-Wedding-Portraits-Kathryn-Ryan Kathryn and Ryan are a fun couple! They got married in Australia,their home,  then took off for Las Vegas to have wedding portraits done here at the Neon Museum. Their next stop was Disney in California where they ran in a half marathon, then on to Mexico for some rest and relaxation and more honeymoon enjoyment. Whew!!

I was fortunate enough to spend the afternoon at The Neon Museum with them where we were able to capture these memories. It was a pleasure being with these two, they are happy, fun loving and looking forward to sharing a great life.

Here are few of my favorite images from the afternoon.

I wish them a wonderful life. I know it will be filled with love, fun and adventure!

above all , love !

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) contemporary portrait las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits las vegas wedding neon museum on location photography photography las vegas portrait portraits wedding couple portaits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/7/Las-Vegas-Neon-Museum-Wedding-Portraits-Kathryn-Ryan Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:05:54 GMT
Beauty Portrait Session: Jessica https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/6/Beauty-Portrait-Session-Jessica I love doing beauty portrait sessions! Love all the lead up, the excitement of the clients and everyone involved and of course right through to the photography session itself.

It’s great to have a client enjoy the experience of  getting a mini makeover and look at herself in the mirror after  hair and make up and see that spark and happiness in her eyes, that recognition of her own beautiful self !  Then we have a opportunity to make images that capture and reflect that beauty. Wow!

I’ll  be sharing some of the recent beauty portrait sessions images we’ve done in this and upcoming blog posts. First up is the gorgeous Jessica!

Contact me to schedule your own Beauty Portrait Session, you are so worth it!!

Hair and Make Up: Tifani Blakely, Concierge MakeUp, Las Vegas

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Portraits of Michael https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/4/Portraits-of-Michael Michael is a sound engineer, a musician,  talented artist and a friend. Recently he needed portraits done and I was happy he hired me to create them. As an artist Michael knows what he wants, he gave me a description of the desired look, which trended toward dark and moody, and sent me some examples as well. We had a good time in the studio session. Of course he provided the musical tracks for our photography session  with sounds as unique and eclectic as he is, everything from rap to rock , gospel and a mix of music  in between.  In addition to capturing posed portraits and different types of looks it was also  good  for me to capture real moments of honest laughter and smiles. Michael shared that when anyone who knows him looks at those photos in particular the response is, “yup, that’s you !”

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Las Vegas Photographer:Portrait Studio Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2015/2/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Portrait-Studio-Session I  recently had the pleasure of doing a studio portrait session with Alexia.  I  did some of the session using natural light with reflectors and some using studio lighting. I love natural light, love the softness of it, and of course studio lighting has it advantages as well.  Alexia was  great as we transitioned from one shooting area to another.  Here are a few of the images from the session, starting with natural light images:

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Help-Portrait 2014 https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/12/Help-Portrait-2014 Once again  it was such a pleasure to participate in this years Help-Portrait in Las Vegas, Help- Portrait is held each year the first Saturday in December. It is a world wide event started by Jeremy Cowert, the amazing photographer and humanitarian and Kyle Chowning. The event takes place throughout the US as well numerous countries around the world.

Help -Portrait provides a way to give back to your local community, as the mission statement explains, by GIVING, not taking a picture of those in need. For our local Las Vegas Help Portrait event again this year,  super talented hair and make up artists  gave the full treatment and photographers  provided portraits for the beautiful young people from the Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter. A  DJ  supplied the music as a  much appreciated backdrop for the day.  We all had a great time filled with plenty of smiles, laughter and hugs.

Here are some behind the scenes images as well as a some of my many favs of my portraits from the day of these amazing young people.  

Learn more about Help-Portrait

Learn more about the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center , this site also includes a “Wish List” for the center.

 

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Elopement Portraits at Dry Lake Bed and Nelson , NV https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/11/Elopement-Portraits-at-Dry-Lake-Bed-and-Nelson-NV Britani and John traveled to Las Vegas from Tennessee  to elope. They were married at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas and then wanted some photographs to commemorate their day A dry lake bed setting was where they wanted to be photographed so after their nuptials we met up to do their photo shoot. The day before was super windy but lucky for us the winds  had calmed down quite a bit, the sun and the skies were awesome and we were able to get some memorable images of this  beautiful couple!!

187?  I wanted to know what it meant as well. In addition to being a pilot, both plane and helicopter, John is also a race car driver and 187 is his race number. Nice touch, Britani!

Since we were so close and still had a little bit of time before sunset, we raced over to Nelson and captured some images there as well. As soon as John saw the plane, they knew  they wanted that shot!

Luckily we had something for everyone, turns out Britani really likes old trucks!

Here’s wishing this gorgeous couple every happiness in their married life!

 

above all, love.

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) contemporary portrait dry lake bed portaits las vegas elopement las vegas photography las vegas portrait photography las vegas portraits las vegas wedding nelson nv portraits on location photographer las vegas photography photography las vegas portrait portraits wedding couple portaits https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/11/Elopement-Portraits-at-Dry-Lake-Bed-and-Nelson-NV Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:00:09 GMT
Australia ! https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/6/Australia Our trip to Australia was amazing ! We spent a week in the Sydney area, then went north to Port Douglas via Cairns which is a 3 hour plane trip from Sydney. We spent 5 days in Port Douglas, a pretty beach community where excursions leave for the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring Port Douglas and the surrounding area, including Daintree National Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef we headed back to Sydney where we took in more sights for our last 5 days. Needless to say we had a great time and got in a lot, and yes of course I have photographs galore! I won’t overwhelm you, but as promised, I’ll share with you some of the sights we took in along the way.

I loved Sydney. It’s a great city with so much to offer. It has a really efficient public transportation system consisting of trains, light rail, buses and ferries and yes, we rode them all. Sydney harbor is beautiful and is the hub of the ferry systems.  The world famous Sydney Opera House is one of the main sights in this area as is The Harbor Bridge. As many times as I  saw this, from a lot of different vantages, I never tired of the view!

We spent a relaxing afternoon at The Royal Botantical Gardens which is right in the heart of downtown Sydney and also overlooks the Harbor, a beautiful setting. I love the welcome sign .

“Please walk on the grass”

“We also invite you smell the roses, hug the trees, talk to the birds and picnic on the lawns”  Love it!

There are many beautiful beaches in the Sydney area, all  just a bus, train or ferry ride away. There is a popular  cliff top coastal walk, from Bondi  to Coogee ,which is a distance of close to 4 miles. It goes from Bondi beach and continues to Coogee beach  and passes other beaches ,bays, cliffs, scenic views and rock pools along the way. It’s a great walk, every few minutes there is something beautiful to see or experience. Hot ? Need a break ?  Take a dip and  then continue on to the next beach !

We took  a day trip to visit the Blue Mountains, which is a World Heritage area site.  Only a couple of hours away from Sydney,  great hikes and breathtaking views. It was slightly cool when we first arrived at the mountains in the early morning, but it heated up and we were soon out of our jackets and scarves. We were fortunate to have good weather pretty much throughout our entire trip.

We spent five days in Port Douglas and enjoyed the relaxed pace and natural beauty of the area. While there we took a tour on the Daintree River and  spotted various wildlife including birds, snakes, and crocodiles!  Of course from the safety of the boat!

We also visited the Daintree National Rain Forest and Mossman Gorge.

The trip out to the Great Barrier Reef by boat is 90 minutes from Port Douglas. Everyday we monitored the weather at the reef with the tour operators and every day it was high winds and rough seas. There were even a couple of boats that had to cancel altogether. On the last day we were to be in Port Douglas the winds had calm down just a bit, but not much and the seas were still rough. But it was our last day and we did want to experience The Great Barrier Reef, so off we went ( after stopping by the pharmacist the night before for some motion sickness drugs!)  Yes,  the seas were rough all the way there and back ! Still we got out there, snorkeled , took in the views from a glass bottom boat  and rough seas and all we were happy to have the experience.

We said  goodbye to beautiful Port Douglas and headed back to Sydney for our last five days.

I really appreciated how much of an art  and cultural scene Sydney has. Not only museums and galleries, which we visited of course, but  just during our visit there were a couple of city wide art festivals and  a photography festival  taking place. There was also a writers festival with major authors from around the world. Whew ! Believe me, this is just a glimpse of some of the many things that Sydney has to offer as well as just a glimpse of all that we were able to do and see during our visit.

I even managed to be “in” one of the light art installation pieces. It was an  interactive exhibit that allowed you to come up and they projected your face on to the art piece. Yup that’s my face !

Australia has been one of the places in the world I’ve wanted to visit so this trip was the perfect anniversary gift . More memories created and new places explored. I’ll take that any day !

 

above all, love.

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) photographer las vegas photography travel https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/6/Australia Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:58:37 GMT
Heading “Down Under” https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/5/Heading-Down-Under “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world.”

Gustave Flaubert

 

I love to travel. To see new places, meet new folks, explore different parts of the country and different parts of the world. I’m fortunate that I’ve traveled a bunch and with my husband have had the opportunity, together to see even more.  So for our anniversary this year a trip, this gift from my husband to a place I’ve yet to visit was the perfect gift. Experiences, not things, for me will always win out.  I traveled to Cuba last year and this is another destination that has been on “my  list.”

So the journey continues,  off we go to Australia,  heading “down under.” I look forward to experiencing that part of the world. I’ll meet you back here  to share!

 

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Ernest Hemingway

 

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Martin Luther King Jr https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/1/Martin-Luther-King-Jr “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King Jr.


 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) community on location https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/1/Martin-Luther-King-Jr Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:31:19 GMT
Las Vegas Photographer: Help-Portrait https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2014/1/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Help-Portrait It was so awesome to be able to participate again this year in the Las Vegas Help-Portrait event held in December. Help-Portrait is a world wide event started by the fabulous photographer and humanitarian, Jeremy Cowert. It takes place throughout the US and in over 67 countries each December. It provides a way to give back to your local community, as the mission statement explains, by GIVING, not taking a picture of those in need.

Here in Las Vegas a super talented group of hair and make up artists got the teens from the Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter looking amazing. DJ’s were on hand to lend their services and create a fun atmosphere and a great group of photographers had the pleasure of  providing portraits for these wonderful young people. Everyone volunteered their services and I know for each of us it was truly a special experience.

 

Some “behind the scenes” of the day

 

These are a few of  my favorite images of the beautiful young people that I  had the pleasure of photographing at this years Help-Portrait event

 

 

The next Help-Portrait Event takes place each December here in Las Vegas and in communities across the US and around the world.

Anyone can be involved,  to find out more about Help-Portrait visit Help Portrait.com

 

above all, love

 

 

 

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Las Vegas Photographer | Aruba Photo Shoot https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/9/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Aruba-Photo-Shoot Since I’ve started my blog, I’ve tried to include current photography sessions as well as those that occurred prior to the creation of this blog .  So today I thought I’d share  this photo shoot that took place on the beautiful island of Aruba with Jalil  ! He’s a handsome young man as well as charming and speaks 4 different languages! As a native to Aruba, Jalil certainly knew some of the better locations for us to explore for the session, including  gold smelter ruins  located right on the waters edge. As an added bonus I’ve  included some “behind the scene” shots, done by my husband who happened to my assistant and our driver for the day !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Las Vegas Photographer | Wedding Portraits On The Las Vegas Strip https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/9/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Wedding-Portraits-On-The-Las-Vegas-Strip Tim and Erica traveled to Las Vegas all the way from Australia to get married. Their families also came along, but  not before they had all enjoyed a cruise of the Hawaiian islands and  a few days in LA. After their time in Las Vegas they were heading back to Hawaii for a few more days before their return to Australia. Now that’s the way to do it !!  After the ceremony they wanted to capture some photographs, the newlyweds and  family on The Las Vegas Strip.

The  happy bride and the Bride and her Mom, what a sweet moment……

Wishing them much love and happiness, always!!

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Las Vegas Photographer: Downtown Las Vegas Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/8/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Downtown-Las-Vegas-Session I always have fun creating images in Downtown Vegas . Anne wanted some images to add to her portfolio and Downtown was one of the places she had in mind, Downtown Las Vegas always makes a interesting and unique backdrop.

I even managed to find a bit of greenery to play with,  just off Fremont Street

A guard came out from one of the casinos to tell us that we could not be in the middle of the street. Early on a Sunday morning with little traffic, we still managed to get in a couple of shots.

I always love the moments in a shoot when someone just genuinely cracks up laughing, I said something, they said something, it’s funny. The laugh is real and true and that’s always beautiful.

 

 

 

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wendy@wendyrountreephotography.com (Wendy Rountree Photography | Las Vegas/NY/NJ Photographer | Las Vegas Photos) https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/8/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Downtown-Las-Vegas-Session Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:41:17 GMT
Las Vegas Photographer: Yoga Instructor Portrait Session https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/6/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Yoga-Instructor-Portrait-Session Noemi contacted  me for photographs to promote her business as a yoga instructor. She has been a practitioner of yoga since 2001 and began teaching in 2005.  She lived in both Spain and France where she taught yoga, both in studios and privately before moving to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas she owned  her own studio as well as taught in several other studios and learning centers in the area in addition to offering private instruction.

These represent just a few of the images from the session.  After photographing  a series of  various yoga poses we also  took several  head shots.

Noemi and her family recently were offered a great opportunity in Portland, Oregon. Las Vegas’  loss is definitely Portland’s gain. I wish her all the best there and continued success in bringing yoga to so many.

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Las Vegas Photographer: School’s Out! https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/6/Las-Vegas-Photographer-School-s-Out School is out here in the Las Vegas area. To all students and their families, enjoy a happy, fun and safe summer and to those who graduated this year, “Congratulations !”

Brittney….All the best !

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

 

 

 

 

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Las Vegas Photographer | Pin Up ! https://www.wendyrountreephotography.com/blog/2013/4/Las-Vegas-Photographer-Pin-Up  

I had a great time last Sunday, courtesy  of  B & C Camera and Canon!  Together they put together a workshop on Pin  Up Style  photography lead by Riley Kern a photographer out of California who specializes in this style .  The workshop took place in Nelson , NV. Most photographers from this area, including myself have done sessions at Nelson. Still, Nelson is a unique spot and one I always enjoy and for me it’s fun to work with and around a group of other photographers.  There is always something that can be shared and something that can be learned. Though I don’t typically shoot Pin Up the workshop sounded fun and it was! Canon had various camera bodies and lenses available for folks to try out. They had set up one of the barns at Nelson as a “classroom”, complete with flat screens. The models,  Genevieve, Lisa and Kiera, were great and though I only took a few shots with the various lighting set ups, (mainly going with the gorgeous available light), it was still a good learning experience.

B & C and Canon couldn’t have been more accommodating, they transported us out to Nelson in 2 luxury style buses ( definitely my most relaxing trip to Nelson, ever!) We left from B & C’s new Tropicana , eastside location.

Once we arrived, Riley Kern gave us an overview of Pin Up Style photography its origins and history, the term Pin Up dates back to 1941. Her presentation  included showing work of some of the drawings and illustrations that help popularize the genre, as well as some classic Pin Up photography portraits, one of the most famous being, Betty Grable. What soldier from that era wouldn’t get dreamy eyed just recalling those classic Betty Grable shots!  Riley also shared some of her work and reviewed the various lighting set ups she uses.

Oh,  did I mention  that B & C and Canon also provided lunch (even veggie options were available!), anyone who gives me a great learning experience AND feeds me,  makes me very happy.

They also had Canon printers set up so you could print one or two of your photographs,  beautiful 13 x 19 prints.

 

But of course the focus (no pun intended!!) of the day was all about creating images, here are some of mine.


Doesn’t the sun make the best hair light, I think so !

Once again “Thank You” to B  &  C and Canon and their staff members, also to Riley Kern and our beautiful and fun models !!

I look forward to the next time!!

Links:

B & C Camera

Riley Kern   You can check out some of  her Pin Up work here

 

big hugs,  Wendy

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